After England’s last-gasp UEFA Nations League win on Sunday, it’s back to the Premier League this weekend for the best of the football betting action.
We’ve got a free tip for Tottenham vs Chelsea in Saturday teatime’s London Derby, whilst we’ve also got more free football tips for some of Saturday’s best Premier League matches including Brighton vs Leicester, Watford vs Liverpool, and West Ham vs Manchester City.
Brighton vs Leicester (Saturday 3.00)
Brighton have dragged themselves up to the relative safety of 12th place in the Premier League Table after three wins in their last five games, two of which were at home against Wolves and West Ham, the two teams that sandwich The Seagulls in the table.
However, Leicester, who sit two-places and three-points above Brighton, had the measure of this weekend’s opponents on both occasions they met last season, winning both games 2-0. Leicester have also suggested they’re a better team than most of the ones below them in the table on several occasions this season, winning away at Southampton, Newcastle, and Cardiff.
Unfortunately, the bookies have made Leicester favourites, but they still look worth a bet.
Brighton vs Leicester Free Tip: Leicester @ 2.62 Betfair, 2.60 PaddyPower and Betway
Watford vs Liverpool (Saturday 3.00)
Liverpool, who now trail Manchester City by two-points, could do with a with a win if they’re to maintain their Premier League Title challenge. However, whilst they strolled to an easy 5-0 win at Anfield last season, they had previously fought out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road. They also only managed to win 1-0 away at Watford the previous season.
Watford come into this match in decent form too, with three wins in their last four games, and it could easily have been four from four but for failing to convert a whole host of chances they created against Newcastle.
Because of that form, Liverpool are expected to afford Watford plenty of respect and, though Liverpool’s defence may have too much class for Watford, it’s hard to see Liverpool committing enough men forward to record another 5-0 win. Indeed, as Liverpool’s last four Premier League away games have all produced less than 2.5 goals, the bookies may be being on the generous side offering odds-against less than 2.5 goals.
Watford vs Liverpool Free Tip: Less Than 2.5 Goals @ 2.45 Blacktype, 2.32 Marathon
West Ham vs Manchester City (Saturday 3.00)
It’s impossible for any team to score loads of goals in every game they play, but Manchester City have shown on several occasions they can bury teams given the opportunity.
This season, they’ve already beaten Manchester United 3-1, Southampton 6-1, Burnley 5-0, Cardiff 5-0, and Huddersfield 6-1. Meanwhile, West Ham also have an interesting record against clubs that are above them in the table this year, with games against Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton, and Manchester United all producing four goals.
So, as Manchester City also beat West Ham 4-1 in this corresponding fixture last season, odds-against for more than 3.5 goals looks worth a bet.
West Ham vs Manchester City Free Tip: More Than 3.5 Goals @ 2.19 Marathon, 2.15 Ladbrokes, Unibet, Coral, 888Sport
Tottenham vs Chelsea (Saturday 5.30)
This is a big match for the third and fourth placed teams in the Premier League and a win for either team will mean they’ll be the top London team in the Premier League Table at around 7.30 on Saturday night. Meanwhile, defeat will see the loser probably fall even further behind leaders Manchester City if, as expected, they win at West Ham.
Strangely, both of last season’s games between the two sides were won by the away team, with Chelsea winning 2-1 at Wembley and Tottenham winning 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, though Chelsea had won their home game 4-2 the previous season.
Of course, those high-scoring games came with the defensive minded Antonio Conte in charge of Chelsea, so it will be interesting to see how attack-minded Chelsea are under this season’s boss Maurizio Sarri. With both teams sure to be highly-motivated, hopefully, this will be a thriller. So, at decent odds, I’m happy to play more than 3.5 goals.
Tottenham vs Chelsea Free Tip: More Than 3.5 Goals @ 2.90 Unibet and 888Sport
Odds Correct at Time of Publication